Denair Middle School seventh grader Brielle Prock has been selected to serve as State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide health and wellness program created in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.
“I am honored to be selected as one of the California’s Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors, especially because the program is supported by my family and other dairy farm families throughout the state,” said Prock.
“Fuel Up to Play 60 gives students like me an opportunity to support making healthy food choices and get active at school for 60 minutes a day, and to help other kids do the same,” continued Prock.
Brielle, the daughter of Ray Prock and Erica Prock, was described as the perfect fit for the role by California Milk Advisory Board’s Director of Communications Jennifer Giambroni.
“Brielle has a tremendous passion for Fuel Up to Play 60,” said Giambroni. “She is dedicated to creating sustainable change at her school and in her local community.”
According to her father, who is also a director of Dairy Management Inc., Fuel Up to Play 60 was created after a significant number of dairy farmers recognized the need to be in schools educating students on health and wellness.
“Fuel Up to Play 60 was a program that was created to further that message,” explained Ray Prock. “By partnering with the NFL, we create a bigger impact and can better reach that target demographic.”
Fuel Up to Play 60 helps create healthier school environments in over 73,000 schools nationwide. Through the program, students receive encouragement or recognition through a number of awards, including a trip to the Super Bowl, NFL merchandise and NFL player appearances.
As a State Ambassador, Brielle works with her school principal to implement activities that promote nutrient-rich foods and at least 60 minutes of physical activity at school.
“Being a State Ambassador means that I am a leader that will work for my school and other schools throughout the state towards healthy eating and getting them to the weight they're supposed to be,” said Brielle. “A lot of kids just watch TV, but by spreading the word, I hope to get more kids involved.”
Brielle will serve as State Ambassador alongside two other students from La Quinta. Together, they will represent California’s first ambassadors during the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit in Chicago next month.
During the summit, Brielle and other State Ambassadors will join National Ambassadors to enhance their leadership skills and to get an idea of what initiatives they can implement at their school. Students will also participate in a number of other activities, including a cook-off with peers and meeting with NFL players.
“I’m really looking forward to the Student Ambassador Summit because I get to work in a team and that will build my teamwork skills so I go to my school and maybe get a team going there,” said Brielle. “Right now, I’m the only one, but I really want to get more kids involved.”
For more information on Fuel Up to Play 60, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com.